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Genealogy and Research

One major area of the clay county museum is the research library. This library contains the following materials from the county:

  • Newspapers

  • Scrapbooks

  • Birth, marriage, death, and obituary announcements

  • Church records

  • School records

  • Cemetery records

  • Tax records from 1867 – 1948

  • Census records

  • Genealogy books

  • Abstracts from 1862 – 1960

  • Maps/plats

  • Sanborn fire insurance maps

  • Telephone/farm directories

  • School annuals

Research requests

        -to submit research requests, call (785) 632-3786

         or click here to use our contact form.


Research fees

         -Research done by a visitor is free.

         -Research conducted by a staff member is




          -Electronic delivery: free

          -Mailed: price of postage


Copy Fees


             -b/w: $0.25

             -color: $0.75


-Payment methods




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